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Visits from the Seventh

by Sarah Arvio

Visits from the Seventh is a highly original debut. Arvio's wry, uncanny poems take the form of conversations between a woman and a throng on invisible presences--visitors, as she calls them--who counsel, challenge,...


Brother Fire

by W.S. Di Piero

In this rich collection, W. S. Di Piero seeks the spirit and substance of illumination in all its forms. He finds meaning, or shows us how we attempt to do so, in the rituals and events that mark our year–the...


Chinese Apples: New and Selected Poems

by W.S. Di Piero

Now in paperback: the “lovely and evocative book” (San Francisco Chronicle) of poems both new and old that celebrates a quarter century of passionate engagement with real life and its transformation into...


Nothing by Design

by Mary Jo Salter

A beautiful collection of verse––both light and dark, elegiac and affirmative––from one of our most admired poets.

 

The title Nothing by Design is taken from Salter’s villanelle “Complaint for...


F: Poems

by Franz Wright

In these riveting poems, Wright declares, “I’ve said all that / I had to say. / In writing. / I signed my name. / It’s death’s move.” As he considers his mortality, the poet finds a new elation and...


Textu

by Fady Joudah

Emerging in the era of text messages and tweets comes a dynamic new poetic form—the 160-character, haiku-like "textu"


Previously Feared Darkness

by Robert Priest

Picking up and pulling at the vibrant threads of Robert Priest’s last book of poems, Reading the Bible Backward, this collection explores new themes while spanning multiple strands of thought. One strand leads,...


Knife Throwing Through Self-Hypnosis

by Robin Richardson

In her second collection of poetry, Robin Richardson charts a path through a surreal otherworld that is at once carnal and aerial, fine-grained and crude. With her unique and engaging voice that mixes pop culture,...


Burn Lake

by Carrie Fountain

Selected for the 2009 National Poetry Series by Natasha Trethewey

Set in southern New Mexico, where her family's multi­cultural history is deeply rooted, the poems in Carrie Fountain's first collection...


On Poetry and Craft: Selected Prose

by Theodore Roethke & Carolyn Kizer

Roethke's prose teems with fierce intelligence and outrageous quoteable quotes.


Azanian Love Song

by Don Mattera

Donato Francesco Mattera has been celebrated as a journalist, editor, writer and poet. He is also acknowledged as one of the foremost activists in the struggle for a democratic South Africa.


Wena

by Ntsiki Mazwai

The collection of poems is an intriguing reflection of the sometimes torturous evolution of inner self which so many South Africans face as they struggle to find who they are in a multicultural society that...


Nostalgic Waves from Soweto: Poetic Memories of the June 16th Uprising

by Sol Rachilo

Soweto during the 1970s was riven with violence and brutality, the brunt of which was borne by the young people of that period, who took the lead in the struggle against apartheid oppression.


Mandela the Spear and Other Poems

by Atukwei Okai

The strength of Mandela the Spear and other Poems lies in Okaiís burning desire to celebrate the black experience and culture, through the iconic figures who symbolize those struggles and triumphs.


Stealing Sugar from the Castle: Selected and New Poems, 1950--2013

by Robert Bly

“[Robert Bly] is . . . the most recent in a line of great American transcendentalist writers.”—New York Times Selected from throughout Robert Bly’s monumental body of work from 1950 through the present,...


The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic

by R. Narayan

The greatest Indian epic, one of the world's supreme masterpieces of storytelling

A sweeping tale of abduction, battle, and courtship played out in a universe of deities and demons, The Ramayana is familiar...


Voices of the Rainbow: Contemporary Poetry by Native Americans

by Kenneth Rosen

Kenneth Rosen’s haunting volume of poetry proves that the powerful and moving voice of Native Americans must be heard. More than two hundred poems embrace anguish, pride, and hope, representing twenty-four...


Cold Mountain Poems

by Gary Snyder

In 1953, Gary Snyder returned to the Bay Area and, at age 23, enrolled in graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley, to study Asian languages and culture. He intensified his study of Chinese...


Final Sight

by Linda Roman

In the somewhat surrealistic morning light, a mother awakens to find that her first breath wants to embrace the beauty of the day for which she instinctively yearns-only to find with her second breath that the...


Diaries of a Single Mum

by Kerry Taylor

Diaries of a Single Mum is a collection of poems by Kerry Taylor written at each stage of her life - Childhood, University Student, Mother, Married, Separation and a Single Mother. Life is tough for everyone....